Vulnerable women in Saboti constituency will be given first priority in the distribution of foodstuffs and other key essentials in tackling the spread of the Coronavirus like masks,
donated by area MP Caleb Amisi in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Amisi affirmed this while handing over foodstuff, cooking oil and face masks to the Trans Nzoia county
commissioner Samson Ojwang’ who chairs the region’s emergency response team alongside Governor Patrick Khaemba.
“I have also been supporting my constituents who are faced with economic challenges with stipends,” said Amisi.
The MP however castigated the national government for neglecting slum dwellers in various parts of the country while in the war against the Coronavirus. He observed that slum dwellers that are not in Nairobi County have been left out in a host of plans which have seen
several families supplied with essential goods.
“For instance Saboti constituency has big slums within Matisi and Tuwan wards but residents have no effective support plan. Families
in these places are more vulnerable than others,” he said.
The legislator also called on the government to test people who have come in to contact with infected individuals instead of focusing on
mass testing which he termed as costly and unrealistic.
“Testing everybody may seem as the best bet for identifying new cases but achieving it is not realistic since people keep mingling daily which means everybody will have to be tested daily,” said Amisi.
Commissioner Ojwang warned residents against defying the Ministry of health requirements. “We have received 10,000 face masks from the National Youth Service
which will be distributed to boda boda cyclists across the five sub-counties,” he said.